Pan over Atoms-for-Peace: a galactic collision in action

In this pan sequence we take a closer look at a new image showing the results of a vast collision between two galaxies. This strange object is known as NGC 7252, or Arp 226, and has the odd nickname Atoms-for-Peace. The picture has been taken with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is a combination of exposures taken through blue and red filters, for a total exposure time of more than four hours.



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Release date:10 November 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1044
Duration:36 s

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